Tacoma, WA 98406 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98406: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tacoma, WA 98406

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 467
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,351
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,428
  • County: Pierce County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.263, Longitude -122.507
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Tacoma, WA 98406 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,826
Population in Households 20,494
Population in Familes 13,955
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,332
Population Density1 5,535
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 9,232
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 4,964
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,898 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,595 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,637 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 666 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $293,176
Average Home Value $337,882


Median Household Income $57,945
Average Household Income $74,974
Per Capita Income $32,976
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.66%
Households 0.49% 0.7%
Families 0.33% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Tacoma, WA 98406 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98406 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 149 75th
Population Density1 # 35 94th
Diversity Index2 # 242 59th
Median Household Income # 203 65th
Per Capita Income # 160 73rd

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